IF our American cousins in general hesitate to visit our little island, lest, as some of them have put it, they should fall over the edge; those more astronomically inclined may very fairly decline, on the ground that it is a spot where the sun steadily refuses to be eclipsed. This is the more tantalising, because the Americans have just observed their third eclipse this century, and already I have been invited to another, which will be visible in Colorado, four days' journey from Boston (I suppose I am right in reckoning from Boston?) on July 29, 1878.
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LOCKYER, J. The Recent Total Eclipse of the Sun. Nature 1, 14–15 (1869). https://doi.org/10.1038/001014a0